If you are looking for some reading inspiration for your little ones this Autumn, we recommend that you take a look at BookTrust's Great Books Guide 2018. The guide contains over 100 book recommendations for children aged 0-12.
If you haven't heard of BookTrust already, their aim is to get children excited about books and reading for pleasure. An enjoyment of reading brings with it so many benefits in terms of educational attainment as well as to a child's overall well being and development.
The Great Books Guide, which will be delivered to 22,000 schools across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this October, can be downloaded here. It is very user friendly as the book recommendations are split into different age categories, making it easy to find an appropriate level book for your child. There is also a diverse range of titles, some silly, some scary and a mix of fiction and non fiction too. There really is something to inspire a love of reading in everyone, even the most reluctant readers.
We enjoyed reading the guide and adding a few titles to our own wish list. We also spotted some of our own favourite books from this year, which definitely deserve a mention. These include:
Count with Little Fish, by Lucy Cousins, is a colourful and sturdy board book that we discovered this summer. It is perfect for little hands to hold and turn the pages and has been recommended for ages 0-3.
How to be a Lion, by Ed Vere, is a great picture book that we recently featured with the Touring Book Club, you can read our thoughts on the book here. It features in the category for ages 4-5.
Bad Nana: Older Not Wiser, by Sophy Henn, has been recommended for ages 6-7. We have previously featured this book as one of our monthly favourites, you can see our full review here.
As you can see Sophy Henn is thrilled to have her books feature in the guide:
The BookTrust Great Books Guide is such a brilliant part of BookTrust's unrelenting mission to find the right book for EVERY child and I am completely thrilled that Ted and Bad Nana have made it in! BookTrust are unrelenting in their wonderful mission to inspire and connect all children with books,"
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